2017-2018 Application Period is Open!
We are happy to announce that the 2017-2018 Application Period is now open. The application deadline is Monday, 10 October 2016. For more information, click on the link below.
Upcoming PolarConnect event with Cara Pekarcik
Join PolarTREC during a live event from the Southern Ocean near the tip of Antarctica. The event will be held on Monday, 3 October 2016 with teacher Cara Pekarcik and the Southern Ocean Diatoms Team. Read more about their research and what Cara is learning here. The one hour event starts at 9:30am Alaska Daylight Time (10:30am PDT, 11:30am MDT, 12:30pm CDT, 1:30pm EDT). The event is free. Please join us!
Now Archived! PolarTREC Informational Webinar for 2017-2018 Season
This informational webinar given on 19 September 2016, gives an overview of the PolarTREC program, its goals and objectives, program components, the application process, and will address frequently asked questions. Any specific questions submitted by teachers and researchers were addressed at the end of the presentation.
Headed to the Southern Ocean
Quincy Public Schools teacher, Cara Pekarcik is on board the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer and headed to the Southern Ocean. During their expedition, you can learn all about diatoms in the Southern Ocean and their role in productivity for this region and globally.
Now Archived! PolarConnect Event with Nell Kemp
Now Archived! PolarConnect event with Karen Temple-Beamish
PolarTREC Teacher DJ Kast NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni Spotlight
Dieuwertje (DJ) Kast (TAS, 2015) was selected for the 2016 Forbes “30 under 30” in science annual list for her Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) work
with 3000 low income and minority students in the Los Angeles, California community!
Teachers in Antarctica
It's springtime in the Antarctica and that means PolarTREC teachers are preparing to head "south" to Antarctica! Cara Pekarcik is on the R/V N.B. Palmer and headed to the Southern Ocean. By October, David Thesenga, Tim Dwyer, and Maggie Kane will be deploying. You can be part of these expeditions virtually and read their journals, view their videos and photos, and post questions.
New Alumna and Researcher Highlight Video
In this new highlight video, PolarTREC alumna Susy Ellison talks about her two expeditions and how they affected her personally and professionally. Researcher Jeff Rasic joins in to talk about what it was like to have a teacher in the field for the Early Human Settlement in Arctic Alaska 2011 expedition.
Membership to ARCUS
NEW! ARCUS has new membership categories including individual membership! ARCUS members participate in a leading community promoting discovery and understanding of the Arctic. Our members are the core of our network, and their support enables us to continue providing quality programs and outreach. Come join us today and make a difference!